Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.
— Richard Stallman
I'm happy to announce that today (April 27,2018) at approximately 2:00 PM (GMT+8) my first Witness node is up and running!
Obviously this will be upgraded as the blockchain grows.
First block produced
P.S: Huge thanks to @akrid for helping me with the setup
How I got here
I stumbled into the Whaleshares Discord Server back in November of 2017 when I was searching for discord servers that would give my post for steemit some exposure. To be honest, I didn't really know what whaleshares were and didn't care at all, I would just place my post in the #post-promotion channel and be done with it. I was lurker, just watching the conversation fly by not really interacting with anyone. This happened for a few days, then one of the mods (a krazy one) gave me a few whaleshares , thought me what they were and how to use them and she was first friend on that server.
I was shocked to see how welcoming the people on the server was and that was when I realized that I wanted to be a part of this community. That was when I started becoming more active around the community starting out with joining community contests by @officialfuzzy and other members of the community like @xyzashu, @krazykrista, @lost108 and etc. Then I started to slowly become less of a lurker and started conversing with people around the discord server which made me meet a lot of people and led me to my first "job" on the server which was become a greeter (basically greet new members and show them the ropes), which was a lot of fun. I also made a newbie guide on how to use whaleshares as a token .
After a few months of becoming a greeter I was able to help hundreds of people learn what whaleshares were and how to use them.
But it didn't end there...
Being a developer, I was able to help around the community starting in little ways like cleaning up the code for http://whaleshares.net/.
My next project was the making of @krazylottobot for (you guessed it) @krazykrista for the discord server, it's a fun bot that basically holds lottery at @krazykrista 's request. You can see her in action on discord.
And finally, my recent project https://whaleshares.info/ (beta) a site which was made by the request of @akrid to help people who are new to whaleshares and for them to see the events in their local time. Which will be getting makeover soon thanks to the help and dedication of @ultron and @bbq-iguana.
It doesn't end there though...
As a Witness
Now, I am currently a mod and still continue to help new members on the server.
I promise to always put the community first before my personal gains and will always try to help out in any way I can as long as my abilities are fit, I promise to be an active Witness because I believe that there should be a mutual bond not only between witnesses but with the community.
I want to be known as not only a helpful witness but a fun one as well, That is why I will be doing contests to give back to the community in the near future.
If you think I deserve your vote, please head over to the Witness page and click on the (^) right next to my name "jepu".
While you're there consider voting for "powerpics", "akrid" and "krazywitness" as well, they are great people who help the community in a big way.